One Of Rugby’s All-Time Greats Is Set To Retire This Weekend


Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has confirmed he will retire from rugby following Sunday’s Aviva Premiership game against Newcastle at Allianz Park.

Burger, 32, joined Saracens in 2009, while he captained Namibia and played in three successive World Cup campaigns, winning a total of 41 caps.

He established a reputation as one of the toughest tacklers in world rugby, and he was among the Premiership’s most consistent performers during his time in England.

Sunday will be the end of something really special for me.

It is sad that it’s coming to an end, but I’ve said this before, playing rugby is something that I have really loved doing.

Growing up as a child, I wanted to be a professional rugby player, and I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to live that dream. It’s been an amazing journey.

I have loved every minute at Saracens, as it’s been like home from minute one. It has been an incredible ride.


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